George Floyd neighborhood vigil: 5023 Rainier Ave. S; 6–7 p.m., free, tinyurl.com/ycbxoz4r
During times like these, it’s important to gather with your community and show support for each other. South Seattle Access for Justice will strive to make this vigil work for all ages and a weekly occurrence, for community to stand up to racial inequity and racist violence. The gathering will take place in the parking lot next to the Full Tilt Ice Cream shop, so there is space for distance and parking.
Cinema DNA: ‘Get Out’ and the Black Perspective: siff, 6–8 p.m., $5-$15, Zoom info with purchase, tinyurl.com/y9lcqatl
What does horror mean to someone if the true horror is our everyday society? “Get Out” asks viewers to confront the stark truths of systemic racism, microaggressions and liberal ignorance that Black Americans face. Creator Jordan Peele’s inspiration and impact will be explored in discussion that include other scary movies. The class will be led by writer and director Nicole Pouchet whose work has premiered at siff and who infuses genre film with social commentary.
German Cinema Now! ‘My Wonderful West Berlin’: 5–11 p.m., $5-$25 (all proceeds donated), register at tinyurl.com/y8tcl4mw
The monthly Goethe Pop Up Film Series supports art that amplifies a plurality of voices and experiences. This month’s film “My Wonderful West Berlin” explores the history of Berlin as the queer capital of Europe, and the city’s uniqueness as a haven for the non-conforming, while highlighting how “difference” in German culture still plays part in hate and oppression. The screening is pay-what-you-can; all proceeds will be donated to BLM Seattle-King County, the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network, Rainier Valley Community Clinic and others.
Creating a Child Friendly Garden: UW Botanic Gardens, 6:30–8 p.m., info given with registration, $28, tinyurl.com/y9jwnp2z
A garden can source so much creativity for little ones. Whether you want to roam with their imagination, plant a garden that will grow with them or incorporate growing food as a family activity, this online class will educate and inspire to build a child-friendly space. You will get lists of plants to avoid, plants to look for and general resources. Heads up: Registering is a bit cumbersome; You will have to create an account with UW Botanic Gardens, but from there it is straightforward and shows their other cool offerings.
Together for Pride: Seattle PrideFest & Seattle Pride, all day, register at link, free, tinyurl.com/y8o9sj8w
Seattle Pride Parade, PrideFest at Seattle Center, Trans Pride and Seattle Pride in the Park have joined forces to bring elements of their events to Together for Pride, a three-day virtuosity. There will be fun events and activities, but activism will be firmly centered. Much of the Virtual Pride programming will raise up Black, Brown and Indigenous people’s experiences. Let’s remember that Pride began as a protest itself and carry that tradition of strength and courage into the final days of Pride month, in solidarity with the anti-racist movement.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to email@example.com. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the June 17-23, 2020 issue.